5 Tips for Rapidly Growing Your Church
Reassess Your Pastor Role
As the leader, everyone is looking to you for guidance to grow your church. You represent the word of God to your flock and donors. But one problem we often see in the church is pastors taking on more than they can handle. Rapidly Growing Your Church
Therefore, we encourage leaders to delegate tasks that others can be trained to do and to partner with church enablers to get the job done. Remember that there is a limit to how much you can manage as a spiritual leader. Don’t try to do everything at once.
Be willing to let others share your burden in the ministry. If you have goals to reach but seem slow in getting there, remember the Scriptures, “Two are better than one.”
For more inspiration for pastors, read our insightful blog posts for leaders.
Find New Ways to Carry Out Services
People need the encouragement and communion a church provides, but getting stagnant and bored with the church service is a real thing. How can you capture people’s attention and keep them attracted to the message—so that they not only come back but find others to bring with them?
You must determine the needs of your current members and donors and be willing to adapt to them. Do you need to provide more online service options? Or, on the contrary, are people tired of Zoom meetings and videoconferences and looking for more real interaction? Pray about how you can guide your congregation with wisdom and care.
Here is a good list of things you can do to make your church services more effective.
Add Church Staff to the Team
Along with delegating your tasks, look for ways to more effectively spread out responsibilities. This might mean hiring people who are highly skilled at certain things. For example, someone in charge of your social media platforms. Another for digital security for transactions of donations online. And you may need other members who focus on the needs of your church youth.
The key here is to find people who are outstanding at certain tasks and have them focus on only those. Just as you as a leader need to learn to delegate, your staff can also be trained to share more of the load and have team-oriented goals.
Enable Online Donation Options
Many churches are suffering from stagnation because they have not transitioned to the new way of doing things. They were reluctant to upgrade their online presence before the pandemic. Therefore, when things got challenging, and they could not conduct more in-person meetings, the gifts dwindled as well.
Having online donation options is really the best way to grow your church financially. Let donors easily help you. Make your web page stand out with a Donation Page front and center or a call to action that takes them directly to your digital giving merchant, such as Paypal.
Stay Full of Faith, Trust, and Vision Rapidly Growing Your Church
The Bible tells us, “Without a vision, the people perish.” If you as pastors and leaders feel that you are beginning to lose the vision for growth and productivity, it might be time to remind yourself of your spiritual foundation.
Here are a couple of key Bible verses on leading the church:
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
How DonorWerx Can Help
As you begin to implement these changes to grow your church, you might need partners who can handle your technical challenges. At DonorWerx, it is our mission to enable church growth through relevant tools and resources.
Contact us today for a free consultation, and start growing your church membership and donations today.